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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 66.67% 16.67% 16.67%



Gizmo5 is a software program developed by Gizmo5 Technologies. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The primary executable is named gizmo5.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 81% of users of Gizmo5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gizmoproject.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gizmo5
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Gizmo5\uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Gizmo5

Program executable:gizmo5.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\gizmo5\gizmo5.exe
Additional files:
  • CrashReporter.exe - Crash Reporter for Gizmo5 (Report Gizmo5 crashes)
  • TurnOffBonjour.exe (by Sipphone, Inc) - Gizmo - Turn Off Bonjour (Disable Bonjour)
  • AppUpgrade.exe (by Sipphone.com) - Upgrade the SIP Program (Sipphone App Upgrade Utility)
  • IdleHook.dll - SIPphone Phone (SIPphone Idle Hook)
  • SipphoneAPI.dll - SIPphone Core (SIPphone API Core)
  • dnssd.dll (by Apple Computer) - Bonjour (Bonjour Client Library)
  • mDNSResponder.exe (by Apple Computer) - Bonjour Service
  • BrandResources.dll
  • iksemel.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • MSVCP71.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • MSVCR71.DLL - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcrt.dll - Windows NT CRT DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • mDNSResponder.exe runs as a service named 'Bonjour Service' (Bonjour Service) "Enables hardware devices and software services to automatically configure themselves on the network and advertise their presence, so that users can discover and use those services without any unnecessary manual setup or administration.".

How do I remove Gizmo5?

Quickly and completely remove Gizmo5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Gizmo5 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Gizmo5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Gizmo5.

Win Vista (SP1) 29%
Win 7 (SP1) 14%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 57.14%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows 7 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 81.25%
  Canada 12.50%
  Russia 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 14.29%
American Megatrends 14.29%
ASUS 14.29%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KT608AV-ABA d... 20.00%
Gateway NV53 20.00%
Gateway DX4200-09 20.00%
Compaq-Presario GN582AA-A... 20.00%
BIOSTAR Group A760G M2+ 20.00%


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